Disney continues to move ahead with a big screen adaptation of The Night Stalker and has selected a writer to tackle the screenplay. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that D.V. DeVincentis (High Fidelity, Grosse Pointe Blank) was hired to adapt the 1972 movie and TV series into a big-budget feature film. Darren McGavin played the original Carl Kolchak, a reporter who frequently investigated crimes involving the supernatural.
As previously reported, Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead) is attached to direct and Johnny Depp is set to star. This film moving forward is far from a done deal, though. The project is still in the early stages and has not been officially given the green light. Johnny Depp has a number of projects in development and Edgar Wright has Ant-Man and The World’s End on his plate.
Edgar Wright hasn’t announced what his next project will be, although it’s looking likely that it will be Ant-Man for Marvel (owned by Disney). We’ll be sure to let readers know if The Night Stalker is put on the fast track, but it may be a while before we have another update.